These Are The Words That Will Adorn Facade Of Under-Construction Collins Park Garage

Miami Beach officials have selected the words that they want to appear on the exterior of the Collins Park Garage, which is now under construction in South Beach.

The garage has been in development for years, with city commissioners rejecting a more expensive design by architect Zaha Hadid before settling on the current design.

Planning Department staff held a meeting with the Collins Park Neighborhood Association to select the words. City officials decided that they don’t need commission approval for the word list, since they don’t consider it to be a monument, memorial, super graphic sign, or part of the Art in Public Places program.

The words will be arranged in the form of a crossword puzzle, with letters punched into a metal skin that wraps the garage. Lighting will be placed behind the perforated metal to highlight the words.

A total of 28 words were selected.

Architects / artists, significant figures – no living people:

  • John Collins
  • Russell Pancoast
  • Al Vrana
  • Barbara Baer Capitman
  • Conni Gordon
  • Carl Fisher
  • Art Deco
  • Mediterranean Revival
    Postwar Modern

Fauna & flora:

  • Parrot
  • Manatee
  • Dolphin
  • Avocado
  • Mangrove
  • Baobab
  • Seagrape
  • Sea Oats
  • Sea Turtle

Territory/ Neighborhoods/Structures:

  • Collins Canal
  • Lake Pancoast
  • Indian Creek
  • Cultural District
  • Beachwalk
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Memorial
  • Ballet
  • Library

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, I would like to buy a vowel. ” A ” ting! ” Yes Pat, I would like to solve the puzzle please.

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol ??

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lmao

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s a word search, not a crossword puzzle.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What a waterdowned joke. Hadid’s design was wasted on bean counters and the visionless.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No. It was a victim of inflated design costs and wasn’t special anyway. ZHA is so overrated.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

My suggestions;
¡Dale!
¡De pinga!
Supposebly
If you’re reading this you’re driving too slow
Jet fuel can’t melt steel beams

Miami1
2 years ago

Irregardless..

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s still not a Zaha Hadid Design.
Good try!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Beautiful!
I wish architects would emulate the Beach aesthetic rather than a pseudo Med look this side of the bay

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Psueudo Med” is an adapted style for the beach. This is cold hard Apple Store modernism that wouldn’t look out of place anywhere.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami Beach has plenty of historic Med Revival. It’s not like Art Deco was around when the city was developed. First came the bungalows. Second came the Revival styles, including Med., then came Deco. Then came post war internationalism. Then came MiMo. Then came Lapidus…then came everything else.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I though the letters would be computer controlled and changing. That way people could purchase birthday or anniversary or graduation wishes etc. Another revenue stream.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Now that could be fun

Anonymous
2 years ago

What a joke. Build some real transit instead of millions more for parking cars.

Anonymous
2 years ago

PREACHHHH

Anonymous
2 years ago

disney level cringe